Switzerland wins Davis Cup..

24 Nov

” This one’s for the boys. This is not for me, this is for them.”

” Everybody worked incredibly hard to get me match ready and Stan has put in so much effort over the years and played an unbelievable weekend. That’s what gave me the opportunity today. I’m very much aware of that. ”

” I’m unbelievably happy. It’s an amazing feeling to be celebrating with my friends. It was just a great match, great atmosphere, a beautiful weekend for tennis…  I’m happy I was able to stay calm and play a good match when I had to and I’m happy for all the guys on the team. ”

― Roger Federer

” Roger Federer  added to his legacy Sunday by helping Switzerland clinch its first Davis Cup trophy, one of the few tennis jewels to have eluded him, against nine-time former champion France.

The World No. 2 was in sparkling form against  Richard Gasquet, casting aside any fears about his back injury, in a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory in the first reverse singles rubber of the final at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Switzerland is the 14th nation to capture the Davis Cup crown. ”  For more please see : http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/11/47/DC-Final-Sunday-Federer-Gasquet.aspx

Roger Federer is a legend. Roger Federer has capped a brilliant year with Davis cup. Not to forget, Swiss have have another champion, Stan Wawrinka. Stan has had a breakthrough year this year and put Swiss on the path to victory with a effortless win over Jo Wilfried Tsonga. Then combined with his great partner to win doubles tie against Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet. Sorry for the french, they had a great team : Tsonga,  Monfils, Benneteau and  Richard Gasquet.  French  had a well rounded team.  But then you can’t do much when World No. 2 and World No. 4 join forces and are determined to create history.  Congragulations Switzerland for thier First Davis Cup win. As always brilliant Federer and fanstatic Stan the man.

For more reports : http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/11/47/DC-Final-Sunday-Federer-Reaction.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/11/47/DC-Final-Saturday-Doubles-Federer-Wawrinka-Benneteau-Gasquet.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/11/47/DC-Final-Friday-Federer-Wawrinka-Monfils-Tsonga.aspx

Some pictures..

davis cup 1

Stan the man and the legend Federer in practice, cannot be better sight in tennis, a lesson ” put minor stuff aside and be the champion you are meant to be..”

daiscup 2

They are formidable alone, together they had to win..

davis cup 3

World No. 2 and World No. 4, one a master, the other a champion..

davis cup no.4

Very well deserved Switzerland! Few more to follow, Federer sure is not going anywhere..

All images ( Source) : https://www.facebook.com/RogerFedererThePerfectionist

I want to end with a fascinating news had read some time back..

” After winning his sixth Basel trophy on Sunday in a dominant performance against David Goffin, Roger Federer celebrated as he does every time he has reached the Swiss Indoors final – by throwing a pizza party for the tournament ball kids. ”  ( Please see, http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/10/43/Basel-Final-Federer-Ball-Kids-Pizza.aspx)

” That’s exactly where I’m going right now. In a minute you’ll see me with the ball boys and ball girls. That’s how it all started with me. I would ride my bike from home – about five to 10 minutes away – and I was a ballboy here all day long and would go back home and do it again the next day. So I always have a tradition where everyone has a pizza with me after the final. It’s been 11 times now. I do it win or lose, regardless.”

― Roger Federer

What a wonderful gesture. How great for next gen’s belief.  This report had stayed with me. One of those kids will grow up to be next Federer, Stan and Hingis…

Have a lovely day Friends! Congragulations Team Switzerland! Very well played Team France!!

Thank you!

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